Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
3 months ago

After recording just 22 points last year, Hagelin surpassed the 30-point threshold this season for the fifth time in his career.

EDGE Analysis

Hagelin primary asset is his speed, which he uses to aggressively forecheck and create turnovers in the offensive zone. While this won't always show up on the scoresheet, it should allow the winger to consistently put up 30-plus points a year. The question facing the Swede is whether he will be back with the Penguins for the 2018-19 campaign. Hagelin will be under contract with a $4 million cap hit, but has often been the subject of trade rumors -- not to mention general manager Jim Rutherford, who is always open to making moves, was very clear about the team giving a spot to Daniel Sprong on the 23-man roster.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
3 months ago

Hagelin logged 16:11 of ice time with two shots on goal in his return to the ice against the Capitals on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

While Hagelin wasn't able to find the back of the net, his insertion into the lineup gives the Pens a significant uptick in speed and work rate. Fantasy owners shouldn't be surprised to see the winger start Game 5 on Evgeni Malkin's line, considering how well the two seemed to compliment each other during the regular season.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
3 months ago

Hagelin (upper body) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 4 against the Capitals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hagelin will wear a protective shield during Thursday's contest to guard his face, so he's clearly still dealing with the upper-body injury that has held him out of the Penguins' last three games to some extent. The 29-year-old winger, who's notched two goals and three points in six games this postseason, will slot into a bottom-six role for Game 4, skating with Riley Sheahan and Phil Kessel on Pittsburgh's third line.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
3 months ago

Hagelin (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 4 clash with Washington, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's certainly an encouraging sign that Hagelin continues to make strides in his recovery, but the fact that he was unable to take contact doesn't seem too positive. The winger's status should be more clear following the game-day skate, although coach Mike Sullivan will no doubt once again call the Swede a game-time call.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
4 months ago

Hagelin (upper body) was missing from warmups and won't play Game 3 against the Capitals on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

After notching two goals and a helper in the opening series against Philly, Hagelin will miss his third straight game in the conference semifinals. The Penguins dropped last game 4-1, and they could surely use a physical edge and aggressive forecheck -- two things Hagelin does well. His next chance to return to the lineup will be Thursday for Game 4.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
4 months ago

Hagelin (upper body) will be a game-time decision ahead of Tuesday's Game 3 clash with Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Hagelin was originally sporting a non-contact jersey at Monday's practice session, but later ditched it for a regular sweater. If the speedy winger is given the green light to return Tuesday, he will almost certainly return to a second-line role, with Dominik Simon getting relegated to the press box -- although Zach Aston-Reese has struggled to contribute in the postseason. The 29-year-old Hagelin will no doubt reinvigorate the Pens' offense with his escapability and make life difficult for the Caps' defenseman with his aggressive forecheck.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
4 months ago

Hagelin (upper body) has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 1 clash with the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Hagelin won't even make the trip to Washington, which likely eliminates him from contention for Game 2 as well. The winger bounced back from a down season in 2016-17 with 31 points in 81 outings this year -- his fifth 30-plus point campaign. Filling in for the 29-year-old will likely be Dominik Simon -- who is penciled in for a top-six role as a direct replacement.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
4 months ago

Hagelin (upper body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Pittsburgh's second-round matchup with Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Hagelin -- who was hurt in Game 6 on Sunday -- tallied three points, 11 shots and 10 hits in the first-round against the Flyers. Considering how upfront the team usually is regarding concussions, it seems unlikely that is what is ailing the winger -- although upper-body was as far as coach Mike Sullivan was willing to go. If the Swede is unable to suit up, Dominik Simon figures to slot into the lineup for Game 1.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
4 months ago

Hagelin wasn't present during the third period of a 8-5 victory over Philadelphia in Game 6 on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Originally Hagelin left the ice during the second period after receiving a hard hit from Claude Giroux, and seemed to be in pain when he exited the ice. It's unclear what specific injury forced the speedster out of the contest, although the team should release more information in the upcoming days. With Pittsburgh now entering a rest period before they face off against Washington or Columbus in the second round, Hagelin has a chance of returning for Game 1 as long as the injury doesn't turn out to be long term.

Carl Hagelin
LW PIT
4 months ago

Hagelin found the net in the first period and set up Evgeni Malkin's goal in a 7-0 rout of Philadelphia in Game 1 on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After closing the regular season with five scoreless games in his last eight contests, Hagelin shook off the rust with a strong first period that ignited the Penguins in a blowout of their Keystone State rivals. Pittsburgh probably won't get seven every night, but things are looking up for Hagelin at the moment.